John T. Hlumyk is a self taught craftsman who has been working wood since 1993. He has a special interest in 18th and early 19th century American furniture and enjoys working within the parameters of the many regional styles from the period.
Hlumyk is the sole proprietor of Hall and Parlor, a one-man shop dedicated to preserving the time honored building techniques and design principles of our nations past.
As a craftsman, Hlumyk is inspired by the delicate balance of form and function found in early American furniture. He has researched, studied and restored countless examples of historic pieces. He uses this knowledge in every step of the building process, from initial design to wood selection, joinery, finish and hardware. John especially enjoys tipping his hat to the furniture makers of the past whose construction techniques and aesthetic ideals he brings to each piece he builds. He is a firm believer in preserving our past for future generations to enjoy whether it be the decorative arts or historic architecture.
A lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania, Hlumyk studied Historic Preservation at Youngstown State University in nearby Youngstown, Oh. He and his wife and their two children live in West Middlesex, Penna. where he also maintains his workshop.
The entry deadline for the 2023 Directory of
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